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Home in Logan County falls into Cimarron River Wednesday, woman drowns in Payne County

CIMARRON CITY — Floodwaters destroyed five houses Wednesday in Twin Lakes community, volunteer firefighter Lori Dahlem said.

"It became a serious threat, a much more serious threat this morning," Dahlem said.

In the gated community near Cimarron City, three houses were moved off their foundations, and the other two were halfway underwater. Three houses were occupied, and those families evacuated earlier in the day.

Waters have been rising in the area since Monday, eroding at least 50 to 60 feet of riverbank.

"At this point, the the river is cresting," Dahlem said. However, rains to the west could add to the flooding problems.

Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said deputies asked people to voluntarily evacuate the Twin Lakes homes. There are about 20 homes in the addition. Several other houses were about to fall into the river or were partly in the water in the addition, Devereaux said.

"Unfortunately, this has happened before in Twin Lakes, sadly," Devereaux said.

The homes are in an area that has been susceptible to erosion near the Cimarron River over the years, he said. In the 1980s, the homes were built about 200 yards from the river's edge. But the course of the river changed. Heavy rains in northwest Oklahoma in recent days have swollen the river, Deveraux said.

Deveraux said a resident in the area said there used to be hundreds of feet that separated homes from the banks of the river, but erosion in the last few decades has swallowed what were once fields and backyards.

Describing the community of Twin Lakes as very small, Deveraux said residents are “tight-knit” and are taking care of each other during this trying time.

Meanwhile, in Payne County, a woman who drove around a high water warning sign drowned in floodwaters in Payne County on Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle was swept off the road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Her death is the first one related to widespread flooding across the state since Monday.

Heavy rains late Monday and Tuesday flooded areas of Payne County, and floodwaters shut down Perkins Road near Perkins.

Laura Renee Moorman, 53, of Perkins, was northbound on Perkins Road when she drove around a high water sign about 4:50 p.m. just south of State Highway 33, and just south of Perkins city limits, the patrol reported. Water swept the vehicle off the east side of the road where it went into about 10 feet of water. Moorman was underwater for about 45 minutes before she was recovered by Stillwater firefighters.

The weather was clear and rains had stopped along the two-lane, asphalt road at the time she drove into the water, the patrol reported.

In Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, a driver went off Lincoln Boulevard and into a canal with water at Riversport Drive near the Interstate 35 overpass, firefighters said. A man is in critical condition after being rescued by firefighters.

Emergency workers made numerous rescues in central and southwest Oklahoma due to floodwaters stranding motorists and people in homes. People are urged not to drive into high water. More rain is possible in central Oklahoma through Friday, the National Weather Service reported.

Most counties in the state remain under a state of emergency due to flooding and storm damage from thunderstorms and recent tornadoes.

Josh Wallace contributed to this story.

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<strong>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b199674b4a9d5d365bb2b46dff0d7ac7.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title=" Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fccbfe1bae9110c37e334e9dd4a7eb66.jpg" alt="Photo - Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-213410e4f30cb2c5613abc76dfc307d3.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a03c27d9519c6320f12ab339644ef28d.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title=" Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 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Image by Dave Morris</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-30fa36ef32f886d6ed56a905e4cfc8f4.jpg" alt="Photo - Drone image of flooding along Route 66, looking west towards El Reno and north from Route 66. Image by Dave Morris" title="Drone image of flooding along Route 66, looking west towards El Reno and north from Route 66. Image by Dave Morris"><figcaption>Drone image of flooding along Route 66, looking west towards El Reno and north from Route 66. Image by Dave Morris</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8a3c3b34a885f57b9e8f6e22fe81fcd0.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters surround the Bulk Water Plant in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters surround the Bulk Water Plant in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters surround the Bulk Water Plant in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ddfeb2e89e58ba6d88612400c20f48d.jpg" alt="Photo - A flooded portion of Route 66 in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A flooded portion of Route 66 in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A flooded portion of Route 66 in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0200d9503c41381be5966683b7bea4b.jpg" alt="Photo - A home is surrounded by flood waters after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A home is surrounded by flood waters after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A home is surrounded by flood waters after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-980146fb5b30a7a6da06ebf5966267ad.jpg" alt="Photo - Allik Reed pulls his brother Skyler through the water on the flooded street after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Allik Reed pulls his brother Skyler through the water on the flooded street after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Allik Reed pulls his brother Skyler through the water on the flooded street after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dcebcdb34bad108253ef085877433449.jpg" alt="Photo - Jose Menjibar check the flood damage to his property as he walk through the water after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Jose Menjibar check the flood damage to his property as he walk through the water after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Jose Menjibar check the flood damage to his property as he walk through the water after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-833641ee3f10960ad7c06afe4d532d6b.jpg" alt="Photo - A car is stranded in flood waters on Banner Rd. in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A car is stranded in flood waters on Banner Rd. in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A car is stranded in flood waters on Banner Rd. in El Reno, Okla. after heavy rains flooded the area on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9d86e8405a786a9dcb72f8e245266961.jpg" alt="Photo - A truck is stranded in flood waters on Radio Rd. near Elm St. after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A truck is stranded in flood waters on Radio Rd. near Elm St. after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A truck is stranded in flood waters on Radio Rd. near Elm St. after heavy rains flooded areas in El Reno, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e68f1c0a6c686268a77a00d23f1a6eb3.jpg" alt="Photo - Floodwaters carry hay bales over over NW 178 just west of portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Floodwaters carry hay bales over over NW 178 just west of portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Floodwaters carry hay bales over over NW 178 just west of portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d984163884f462552ea6e61bedf981f6.jpg" alt="Photo - Floodwaters rush over NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Floodwaters rush over NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Floodwaters rush over NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b3316ad733ce74c6a1f20a9a005e1108.jpg" alt="Photo - A vehicle leaves a driveway on NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="A vehicle leaves a driveway on NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A vehicle leaves a driveway on NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ae47d1f2407c4003b5cdb6921329458f.jpg" alt="Photo - Floodwaters carry a road sign off the road on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Floodwaters carry a road sign off the road on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Floodwaters carry a road sign off the road on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6a330cf163e35afd2f68b220b92369b2.jpg" alt="Photo - Floodwater flows over NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Floodwater flows over NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Floodwater flows over NW 178 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c2f941aca5fe49717eee3745b8343005.jpg" alt="Photo - Water flows over Meridian just north of NW 206 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Water flows over Meridian just north of NW 206 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Water flows over Meridian just north of NW 206 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa666b1095f46d019ad727d949175dc0.jpg" alt="Photo - A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-52bafd6459ce27b982f1088992615e87.jpg" alt="Photo - A truck stops in front of floodwater on NW 192 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="A truck stops in front of floodwater on NW 192 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A truck stops in front of floodwater on NW 192 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c48a613ad63c77e4b19afb24f1a8ef31.jpg" alt="Photo - A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A vehicle is stranded in floodwaters on NW 206 just west of Portland in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ce7d99546f169d83d882aabada238e77.jpg" alt="Photo - Horses are tied to trees near a home surrounded by floodwaters on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Horses are tied to trees near a home surrounded by floodwaters on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Horses are tied to trees near a home surrounded by floodwaters on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f62d972578b313ebd22b394b37d01989.jpg" alt="Photo - Floodwaters surround a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Floodwaters surround a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Floodwaters surround a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d4c540916f5889f910f20c1e678ad3df.jpg" alt="Photo - A man walks through floodwaters by a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="A man walks through floodwaters by a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A man walks through floodwaters by a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d4b15676657ca7e71e8019d5bf680313.jpg" alt="Photo - Traffic turns around as flood water covers 13th street in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)" title="Traffic turns around as flood water covers 13th street in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)"><figcaption>Traffic turns around as flood water covers 13th street in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0cc0c6c9e23527b003b9a7534f9d876c.jpg" alt="Photo - Uncle John Creek is overflowing it's banks in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)" title="Uncle John Creek is overflowing it's banks in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)"><figcaption>Uncle John Creek is overflowing it's banks in Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Billy Hefton/Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6a9681cba8335647e77545719b536237.jpg" alt="Photo - Traffic drives through flood water across U.S. 81 in downtown Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 prior to law enforcement diverting traffic. (Billy Hefton / Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)" title="Traffic drives through flood water across U.S. 81 in downtown Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 prior to law enforcement diverting traffic. (Billy Hefton / Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)"><figcaption>Traffic drives through flood water across U.S. 81 in downtown Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 prior to law enforcement diverting traffic. (Billy Hefton / Enid News &amp; Eagle via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-637ded0937085c81840dd2aa1d0489dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Okla. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)" title="Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Okla. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Okla. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4cdf28cbbc321912cf7e4c4bfe26f471.jpg" alt="Photo - Kayden Evans, left, 6, and Keely Younger, 6, play in the water on a flooded street in El Reno, Okla., following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)" title="Kayden Evans, left, 6, and Keely Younger, 6, play in the water on a flooded street in El Reno, Okla., following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)"><figcaption>Kayden Evans, left, 6, and Keely Younger, 6, play in the water on a flooded street in El Reno, Okla., following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e2cd377eee17faa48e7a41cb5d122b33.jpg" alt="Photo - Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Ok. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)" title="Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Ok. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>Karen Spencer is helped to her storm cellar by her daughter Tammi Foster in Peggs, Ok. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Spencer's home was hit by an apparent tornado on Monday night. She and her husband Ed didn't have time to make it to the cellar on Monday and rode the storm out in their home. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-89df52226783ca8fe42c1a60ee2bc0a5.jpg" alt="Photo - A RV has a board through the front windshield after storms did damage near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla.,on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="A RV has a board through the front windshield after storms did damage near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla.,on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>A RV has a board through the front windshield after storms did damage near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla.,on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4376a08bc7fdb1b43483e7dea591b3e.jpg" alt="Photo - A crew puts a tarp on a home after storm damaged it near Newton and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="A crew puts a tarp on a home after storm damaged it near Newton and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>A crew puts a tarp on a home after storm damaged it near Newton and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6c3b6dcf8fc0fcd11c531e94512bb7c2.jpg" alt="Photo - Emergency crews evacuate people from a high water area following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)" title="Emergency crews evacuate people from a high water area following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)"><figcaption>Emergency crews evacuate people from a high water area following heavy rains Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b370fb42b254a218db3e53b29602240b.jpg" alt="Photo - A large tree rests inside a home where a man was rescued near Newton and St. Louis Avenue in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="A large tree rests inside a home where a man was rescued near Newton and St. Louis Avenue in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>A large tree rests inside a home where a man was rescued near Newton and St. Louis Avenue in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7cade94124443d7d860df71422d02b6d.jpg" alt="Photo - Carmen Perez surveys storm damage of her home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="Carmen Perez surveys storm damage of her home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>Carmen Perez surveys storm damage of her home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a99928655fda7db94a957b53696b8e08.jpg" alt="Photo - A car is stranded in high water after rain flooded the street after storms near 43rd and S. Sheridan in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="A car is stranded in high water after rain flooded the street after storms near 43rd and S. Sheridan in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>A car is stranded in high water after rain flooded the street after storms near 43rd and S. Sheridan in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7ad0407395103f29b47bae0f1401d7c1.jpg" alt="Photo - Michelle Underwood searches through the wreckage of a feed store in Peggs, Okla., where she stored most of her belongings Tuesday, May 21, 2019. An apparent tornado hit the area Monday night. (Mike Simos/Tulsa World via AP)" title="Michelle Underwood searches through the wreckage of a feed store in Peggs, Okla., where she stored most of her belongings Tuesday, May 21, 2019. An apparent tornado hit the area Monday night. (Mike Simos/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>Michelle Underwood searches through the wreckage of a feed store in Peggs, Okla., where she stored most of her belongings Tuesday, May 21, 2019. An apparent tornado hit the area Monday night. (Mike Simos/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ba84cac9a9c40a36daea5baecdbe1876.jpg" alt="Photo - Carmen Perez and Jorge Torres survey storm damage of their home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)" title="Carmen Perez and Jorge Torres survey storm damage of their home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)"><figcaption>Carmen Perez and Jorge Torres survey storm damage of their home near Marshall and North Rockford in Tulsa on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Their front door was blocked by a tree and they had to get out of their home through a front window. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-213410e4f30cb2c5613abc76dfc307d3.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-913c0980e7c8a693b567828fbdbe8f14.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8541288e0620b362512409258d3ba92f.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8cfda87a1a940bea3f93e681bdf4196d.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb6dd27c678297d0553c99e6dd621b94.jpg" alt="Photo - Fire Chief Mike Gilliam looks on as he watches flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Fire Chief Mike Gilliam looks on as he watches flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Fire Chief Mike Gilliam looks on as he watches flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f3c8db0d307049622230a2b9a21ce8a3.jpg" alt="Photo - Omer Catron shoots a photo of the flood waters washing away dirt from under a home as it rushes down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Omer Catron shoots a photo of the flood waters washing away dirt from under a home as it rushes down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Omer Catron shoots a photo of the flood waters washing away dirt from under a home as it rushes down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-26ea443be79a283aa34853c70945a90e.jpg" alt="Photo - Debris is washed down the river from an abandoned home after it was washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Debris is washed down the river from an abandoned home after it was washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Debris is washed down the river from an abandoned home after it was washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ae3444e1e8b421a1be0d172ecd3dd6a.jpg" alt="Photo - Fire Chief Mike Gilliam, center, talks with Twin Lakes residents as flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Fire Chief Mike Gilliam, center, talks with Twin Lakes residents as flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Fire Chief Mike Gilliam, center, talks with Twin Lakes residents as flood waters from the Cimarron River threaten homes in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-38d317175111d443cc0433d9b8cf3556.jpg" alt="Photo - Flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River wash away the ground under a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River wash away the ground under a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River wash away the ground under a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3b8941e1f76c7158036e2fd3aab68125.jpg" alt="Photo - A Twin Lakes resident watches as her home is threatened by flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A Twin Lakes resident watches as her home is threatened by flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A Twin Lakes resident watches as her home is threatened by flood waters rushing down the Cimarron River in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-48d379481089ac4ce422d2b3e7692760.jpg" alt="Photo - An abandoned home is washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="An abandoned home is washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>An abandoned home is washed away by the flood waters rushing down the river in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fccbfe1bae9110c37e334e9dd4a7eb66.jpg" alt="Photo - Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Member of the Twin Lake Fire Dept. watches water in The Cimarron River rush by as it washes away the dirt under a home in the Twin Lakes Area. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
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